Phew! You've finally reached the end - but what did you really
have to do so far?
- Fill in your Science Program details
- Fetch a template MSB from the library
- Set the target co-ordinates
When you think you are happy with your MSB, your are
strongly advised to validate the MSB before
submitting it to the database. To do this, click on your science programme and press the "Validation"
button on the bar above. This will tell you if there's anything
seriously wrong with your MSBs - the output can be a bit cryptic
though - so do ask us if you can't figure out what it means. You can
also check individual MSBs and observations.
When you are happy about the MSBs you have created you can submit
them to our database. As soon as you do this, they may be observed
so don't do this unless you mean it! To submit your program to our
database, pull down the Database menu on your Science Program window:
- Increase the number of integrations, repeats and MSBs
- Modify the chop position
- Make an informative note for the observer
A little window will pop up using the Project ID that you put
into your Science Program at the start (see Your
science program). It will also ask you for a password. You
can get a password from our password generator at
http://omp.jach.hawaii.edu/cgi-bin/issuepwd.pl . If you
forget it, go there to get another one. If you are PI on more
than one project you'll need a password per project so that you
can share it with your different sets of Co-Is. The password you
get will also allow you access to your Feedback
Area to check on the progress of your project, double-check
your MSBs, retrieve your data and exchange views with our
staff. Check it out. Both the above links can also be found off
on OMP home page http://omp.jach.hawaii.edu
When you do get your password and submit your program, you will
receive a summary of all the MSBs contained in your
program. Check to make sure that everything is okay. If the
are major problems with you science program the database may complain
and refuse to accept the submission. If you don't understand what
the problem is, email us along with a copy of the problematic
project, but check the Frequently Asked Questions
for hints first.
One last thing: don't forget to save your Science Program to
your local file too. But - always start a new session by
fetching the program from our database before making any
changes, since our system modifies your science program to
indicate which observations have been observed.
Aloha, mahalo, and clear skies.